2020 so far has managed to keep us all on our toes, to revisit our norms. With terms like ‘social distancing’ and ‘quarantine’ being added to the vocabulary, it has come up with its set of disclaimers. So much so that reconsidering our social practices and upgrading them has become inevitable. Since the predictions and goals set for the year have gone for a toss, we are forced to adapt to the new normal.
Subsequently, the work ways have undergone a drastic rift with organizations still struggling to cope with the processes. All while, attempting to bring things back to normalcy. The sudden urge to shift to an agile workforce has cast a spotlight on the need for more flexible solutions – both inside and outside the office.
The basic necessities now have been zeroed down to – a laptop with a stable internet connection. This evolution is setting the need for new work practices – including the upgradation of the conventional attendance and work allocation systems – which happens to secure a place in the list.
In the race to become remotely operational, many organizations have come up with temporary arrangements or quick fixes for maintenance. Since the existing systems have been almost obsolete, they are in dire need of a flexible system that operates even in such tough conditions.
Following this, the biometric software and solutions sectors have introduced technologies that can help you in creating a smarter, hygienic and secure work culture. The evolution of biometrics and time attendance solutions had already reached the other end of the spectrum, with the use of smartphones. With the existing scenario, the whole process uses the latest technology – smartphone, IoT and much more!
These play a pivotal role in shaping physically and digitally secure workplaces. Let’s take a look at these two systems that were used earlier, and are now replaced or upgraded to offer something more.
Attendance in Remote Work Culture
Chucking out the conventional biometric systems and manual processes has been a tough challenge, to combat. Whilst immediate options are scarce, the organizations are having a tough time combatting this particular situation.
Owing to the significant rise in such cases, the security industries have come up with web-portals that balances the whole act. The web-portal that records the in and out-time punches of a user and eliminates overhauls.
Mobile attendance marking allows your remote workers to clock in and out any time using a mobile device via SMS, a web browser or with the help of mobile time and attendance app. In addition to this, employees can use Employee Self Service Portal to schedule leave, look at their own attendance records, and even communicate with managers to explain or request absences or plan upcoming vacations.
Job Processing & Status Mapping
As the immediate future remains uncertain, confining ourselves to secure working ways that combat against the spread is essential. On the account of which, many organizations are super-quick to switch to remote work culture. On account of this, the employees have swapped their daily updates at the coffee machine with virtual meetings in sweatpants.
Apparently, due to this, managers are having a tough time, in keeping a check on the project allocation and mapping the job status.
With a proper system that allows them to track these specifics would be helpful in this case. When they have instant access to employee schedules, managers can easily keep track of projects. They can also make sure the right employees have the right tasks. Furthermore, a simple and quick solution would help them track the work hours and calculate salary without hassles.
These applications can not only play a role in securing the modern workplace but can also improve convenience, saving time and giving employees greater flexibility over how, when and where they work. Thus, making the whole process a lot more flexible for both the parties.
Although the immediate future remains unclear, these flexible ways of working are well-equipped to endure beyond the pandemic. Remote working had seen a sharp rise even before the pandemic, rising by a manifold. Largely, due to the growing millennial workforces’ behavioral preferences for flexibility. However, with the situation surging as a norm in recent times, it is not only productive but also ensures the safety of the employees. Also, benefits are interpreted as employees being more productive, more motivated and often report a better work-life balance. Keeping this in mind, it is necessary to upgrade/switch to fool-proof systems that tackle these situations, efficiently.
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